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SA Board of Directors

The board of directors in South Africa consists of passionate individuals committed to the Starfish cause:

Sbu Manqele

Sbu Manqele (Chairman)

Sbu is an executive director at The Switch Design Company (a long standing marketing and branding pro- bono partner of Starfish). His key areas of expertise are marketing strategy and business management. He has worked for a number of blue chip companies including Unilever, SAB, Coca- Cola Company, SABC, MNet and Adcock Igram.

Sbu graduated from Fort Hare University with B.A. Fine Arts and holds a MBA- International Business. He is passionate about community development and working to find sustainable solutions to support the plight of children orphaned or vulnerable in South Africa.


Edwin Corbett Edwin Corbett (CEO)

Edwin is a diversely experienced development expert passionate about facilitating sustainable impact. "Social injustice is my enemy, best-practice interventions are my weapons of choice and well governed and well managed organisations are the only justifiable vehicles to use. I’m an amicable team-building leader with a strong outcomes-focus. I believe that sustainability is achieved when governance, management, measured interventions and relationships are evidently exceptional and broadly acknowledged."



Haroon Saloojee Haroon Salojee

Haroon is a personal professor and head of the Division of Community Paediatrics at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and a principal specialist at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Soweto.

He is a past president of the College of Paediatricians of South Africa.

He has a range of research and academic interests including childhood malnutrition, medical education and health system organisation.




Mpho SedibeMpho Sedibe

Dynamic trailblazer, Mpho Sedibe is the founder and Managing Director of MOPSY Strategic Advisors, an independent consultancy organisation dedicated to translating BBBEE legislation into economic value for the beneficiary as well as commercial value for the corporate. With a technical background as a qualified Chartered Accountant, Mpho is able to bring tangible facts and figures to typically softer and intangible areas of business. She is a headstrong and natural leader, putting principles and impact at the forefront of decision-making. A strategic thinker, she exerts with passion those enablers which will bring witness to meaningful economic transformation for previously disadvantaged South Africans.